PM Modi's G7 gifts showcase Indian crafts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to Germany to attend G7 Summit, presented its leaders with various gifts displaying India's rich art and crafts, particularly, those related to Uttar Pradesh's one district one product scheme.

His gifts included a hand-knotted carpet, carved matka, itr bottles, tea set, brooch and cufflinks.

PM Modi gifted a Metal Marodi carving matka to German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz. This nickel-coated, hand-engraved brass vessel is a masterpiece from District Moradabad, which is also known as the Peetal Nagari or "brass city" of Uttar Pradesh, India.

He gifted Gulabi Meenakari brooch and cufflink set to US President, Joe Biden. Gulabi Meenakari is a GI-tagged art form of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Modi gifted a platinum-painted, hand-painted tea set from Bulandhshahr, Uttar Pradesh to UK PM Boris Johnson. The crockery is outlined with platinum metal paint in honour of the Queen's platinum jubilee being celebrated this year.

PM Modi gifted hand-knotted silk carpets which are famous all over the world for their softness and craftsmanship to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
A Kashmiri Silk carpet is known for its beauty, perfectness, lushness, luxury and dedicated craftsmanship.

He has also gifted Black Pottery pieces to Japan's PM, Fumio Kishida; Dokra Arts to South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa and Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez and lacquerware Ram Durbar to Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo.

India is looked upon as a solution provider by all which was quite evident by the body language and camaraderie of leaders with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra over PM's visit to G7 Summit in Germany.

During a press conference, Kwatra said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence at the G7 summit showed that India's presence is valued by all and that India is looked upon as solution providers by all. You would have seen the body language and camaraderie of leaders with our PM."

(ANI)

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